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Do we monitor water and why?

Yes, water monitoring is important and accomplishes two things. First, it allows us to establish a baseline understanding of water quality and quantity under conditions prior to mining. Second, after mining is underway, monitoring allows us to detect any changes in water quality or quantity. Montana has very stringent water quality laws that protect the environment by stipulating that if we are not meeting all standards, we will be shut down immediately until resolution that protects the environment is completed.